Jason M. Childress is a public affairs director with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the Government & Public Policy Practice based in Madison, Wisconsin.
He is a seasoned government affairs professional who counsels corporations, non-profits and trade groups on all aspects of state and local government advocacy and procurement. Jason assists clients with the state legislative and budget process as well as engages with state agencies on regulatory and purchasing matters. He is also a registered lobbyist with the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and Dane County, where he helps numerous clients engage with local leaders to achieve their goals.
Jason also has extensive non-profit experience, having served as the assistant development director for United Way. There he worked with top leadership in every major area employer to secure funding for social service programs. As the regional development director for Special Olympics Wisconsin, Jason worked to secure corporate, individual and government support for the organization’s programming. He also served on the board and as the government relations chair for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In this role he helped advocate for federal tax code changes to encourage greater philanthropic giving.